We are ordinary parents

standing up for climate action, to ensure all children have a liveable planet to thrive on.

Together we can be heard, take action and make real change.

Our guiding principles / kaupapa:

COURAGE THROUGH

ACTION

Inspire a movement of positive action. Build a vision of the better future we can create.

LIFT UNHEARD

VOICES

Our children and youth, our marginalised and 

most vulnerable. 

HEART-LED. CHILD-LED.

Protect and regenerate our environment for

future generations.

LISTENING AND LEARNING

Engage with our communities to hear their hopes and concerns. Learn from our tangata whenua (indigenous peoples).

SYSTEMIC

CHANGE

Share, promote and lobby solutions that are working now, to support our transition to a regenerative culture.

BEYOND

POLITICS

Our responsibility to our planet, our children and the future humans who will inhabit it is above any political aim or agenda.

 

TWELVE ACTIONS

THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

1.

Join our group to share ideas and inspiration, connect with projects that are already running, and support each other through our grief.

3.

Local councils

What does your ideal climate-friendly hometown look like? More active transport, more livable streets, better ways to minimize waste? Your council wants to hear from you. Submit on the plans, write to your local councillors and get in front of your council to tell them what you want to see happen.

2.

Trees play vital role in pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. Connect with your local groups like Conservation Volunteers or Forest and Bird to help out with their planting programs.

4.

Write to your MP

Share your concerns about climate change and ask your MP what they are doing about it. Make it a weekly action! Find the contact details for your MP on our resources page here.

5.

Support youth-led and indigenous groups

Pacific Climate Warriors, School Strike For Climate and Te Ara Whatu are all doing amazing work that needs to be lifted as much as possible. Support could mean getting involved directly, sharing posts and events in your network or simply educating yourself about where they are coming from, and why the youth and indigenous climate movements are so important.

6.

Our major banks have lent over $21 billion to fossil fuel projects since 2015, despite publicly supporting the goal of keeping global warming below 2º. This report by 350 Aotearoa can get you informed, so you can take your money out of fossil fuels.

7.

A search engine that uses profits generated by ads to support community projects and plant trees around the globe. 

8.

Connect with your local community

Being involved in positive change in your own community can be empowering and fun 

too! Community 

gardens, clothes and 

produce swaps, taking control of waste - every community will have its own thing going on, and you can always start something yourself! 

9.

Switch your power

It's easy to choose green electricity. Two of the greenest options: Ecotricity, which is both 100% renewable and carboNZero certified; and solarcity, which offers a subscription service to solar panels with no upfront costs.

11.

Talk about it

There are lots of ways to make your hopes and concerns heard, and start important conversations. Tell companies what you want them to do better. Grab some chalk and take a message of climate action to the pavement (or your local playground!). Ask one 

person you're close to how climate change is affecting them. Engage with others about climate change in whatever way you can think of, and see where it takes you.

10.

Eat more plants

According to the latest 

IPCC report, eating less 

meat and dairy is one of 

the most effective ways we can reduce our carbon emissions. Veganism isn't 

for everyone and that's okay. Try aiming for 50 - 65g of meat per person per day (about 1.4 - 1.8kg per week for a 4-person family), fill your plate up with colourful veggies, learn to love 

legumes and discover delicious new recipes.

12.

Make lifestyle changes

Individual actions alone won't get us out of this mess, but they are vital to moving us forward into a sustainable future. Avoid becoming overwhelmed by focusing on one small, achievable change at a time.

 

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

Margaret J. Wheatley

 

JOIN US!

We are a growing collective of parents from all over New Zealand. We all have different passions and a different perspective to add. If you want to become part of something, even if you don't know what you could offer yet, please do get in touch.

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